I just completed this commission for veteran Marvel Comics
writer Christopher Yost
. It’s a tribute to the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
animated TV series, on which Chris served as Head Writer
and Story Editor
. It’s based on the cover to Secret Wars
#9 by Mike Zeck (which you can see below). All the changes to the text on the cover are references to the Avengers: EMH
series and were worked out by Chris Yost, as were the character substitutions and the change of setting to in front of Stark Tower
in New York City. According to Chris this is a piece he’s been thinking about having done “for a long time.”
On the left you can see the original hand-drawn line art for the piece, minus the head-shots for the upper left corner box and the Ultron head in the UPC Code Box (which sported a black costume Spider-man head in the Direct Sales version of the original Secret Wars cover). In the center is the composition of that line art with the other elements including those heads and Photoshop-rendered logos and text. On the right is the final color version which, which is being produced as a print and will be delivered with the original artwork as part of the commission to the good Mr. Yost.
As a reminder – I am currently accepting commissions online for sketches and illustrations. My originals are all black-and-white line art, but I will add digital color and provide a print along with the original art for an additional fee. You can read more about ordering a commission piece from me here.
Avengers: EMH #4 cover
OK, technically this came out last week, but I just found that out. I drew the lead 10-page story in this issue, featuring a battle between The Incredible Hulk and the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing! I didn’t draw this cover art, but this is the cover to be looking for if you want to find the issue in your local shop! Story by Christopher Yost, pencils by yours truly, and inks by Terry Pallot.
In addition to Dr. Banner and Mr. Grimm, the story also features Thor, the Grandmaster and Champion!
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Be sure to pick the issue up at your local comics shop
Avengers EMH #1 Page 2
The first issue of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is out today, based on the Disney XD Animated TV Series! No, I haven’t bailed on Young Justice – I’m still penciling and inking that every moth, but I did find the time to pencil a 10-page story for the first issue of this new Avengers title and I had a blast doing it! The Avengers! Fin Fang Foom! The Mandarin! And it’s written by Christopher Yost– writer/producer of the TV show!
Here’s the blurb:
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #1
Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Adam Dekraker, Christopher Jones
Face front, action fans! It starts here! An all-new line of comics aimed at readers of all ages who like action, live for danger… and love heroes!! The Marvel TV animated smash is coming to comics! Written by chris yost, head writer on the hit series! This first issue features two huge tales that catch you up on all the action as Agent Coulson takes you through the drama leading up to the launch of Season Two this spring on Disney XD. Don’t tell your parents because when Earth’s deadliest villains meet Earth’s Mightiest Heroes… no one’s goin’ to bed early!
It’s in comic shops TODAY. Look for the cover below.
Avengers EMH Cover